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Unprecedented sector changes for housing standards

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its Second Reading at the beginning of 2018. The Bill has support from both landlord and tenant-focused organisations, who are eager for it to pass into law. Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan […]

Anti-variation clauses: Valid after all

By Gwendoline Davies  In 2016 the Court of Appeal ruled that anti-variation clauses in commercial contracts had no legal effect and that contracts could be varied despite prior express restrictions to the contrary.  That has now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd.  Walker Morris’ Head of […]

Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: ICO produces lawful basis interactive guidance tool Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety Funding for supported housing: Government response published MHCLG announces plans for mandatory code of practice for letting and managing agents Land […]

GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and brings with it new and improved regulatory powers for the Information Commissioner’s Office. What will this mean for businesses facing a data breach under the new GDPR regime?

Dutch law firms together against cybercrime

A number of Dutch firms have announced they will work together to fight cybercrime and digital threats. This group, in the event of proven success, looks forward to connecting with other law firms…

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Kon weighs in as new SJ Berwin chief

It’s the Cheltenham Festival of law firms: thoroughbreds charging through the foggy sun, underdogs giving it a go, the odd dark horse enticing a few bets. SJ Berwin’s senior partner race, however, hasn’t produced any of the surprises that would put the bookies in the red, with hot favourite Stephen Kon snatching his expected victory. […]

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Lawyers give mixed response to launch of new Competition and Markets Authority

Antitrust lawyers have given a cautious welcome to the creation of a single super-regulatory competition body that will crack down on cartels. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will bring together the Competition Commission and the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Experts in the legal community today acknowledged the improved efficiencies […]

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As news comes in that the Archbishop of Canterbury is to stand down in December, one Clifford Chance partner will be feeling the need for an intercessor. Asia head Peter Charlton has been arrested in Hong Kong after a road accident in which the former global corporate head was reportedly driving a Jaguar after consuming […]

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